October 2018

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Found by Susannah K.: “Park hunt in nice weather. Not much in change, but got a washer toss disc, and a 14K men’s gold wedding band. 2 inches down with XP Deus on Sifter program.”


Found by Lee N.: “Went out solo for a hunt at the site of a new Urgent Care. Almost every hole was a coin. The Barber Quarter and ring found 4-5 inches deep. Everything else dug 2-4 inches deep. Found with my ACE 250. I plan on going back!”


Found by Susannah K.: “What a funny thing! In August Jim H. and I hunted for the property stakes and a gold ring for a homeowner. Jim found one property stake, but the ground was extremely dry and we couldn’t locate the other. The gold ring had been lost some years ago by a relative and we didn’t find that either. But Jim did find an earring heavily engraved and marked GF (gold filled). [See August finds below]. I told the owner I would be back after my trip to Ireland to hunt for the other stake, but the owner and I agreed to wait until we had rain. Last week I went back and found the property stake, and the other earring! Also a 1950s-60s aluminum dogwood flower pin, heavily corroded.”

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September 2018




Found by Lee N.: “Lee N went out with Tom R, Marvin G and Russell B. This piece of copper was found 4 inches deep, with an AT Pro. Canadian pat #5069, Nov 7, 1882. Identified as a leaf spring to a seat of a wagon.”


Found by Ron P.: “Here is a photo of the coins, all modern, that I found on the Mystery Hunt at Hidden Valley Ski Resort on 9/15.  There are 47 coins totaling $9.04 consisting of 32 quarters, 9 dimes, 2 nickels and 4 pennies.  There was a lot more to be found, but the heat finally sent me home after a couple hours of detecting.”

Found by Kathy H.: “Found in the yard of an old house, most were about 4-5 inches deep, with my XP Deus. Don’t know what the knife is.”

Found by Bill S.: “Ok, this thing found at Hidden Valley is a “bottle cap” made by Bakoda and is used as part of a traction board for snowboarding. Makes sense given where it was found. +/- 4″ deep using a White’s MX7″

Found by Susannah K.: “Proceeds of Hidden Valley hunt. Got the same snowboard cap as Bill S., but not as pretty. Cannot figure out what the pin represents. Pinback was in the middle back of the pyramid.”


Found by Bill S.: “Monday beat the heat hunt. Local park, typical finds. All less than 4″.  White’s MX7 w/13″ Detech DD Coil.”


Found by Susannah K.: “Surface find in Ireland, where you aren’t allowed to detect. A lowly one cent Euro. Oh well, still have lovely memories of the country.”


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August 2018

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Found by Ron P.: “I went out yesterday to a private permission site and found the following: 1 non-magnetic ring with no hallmarks, 1 cub scout neckerchief slide, 1 brass strap buckle and 42 coins totaling $5.67. There was 1 Susan B. Anthony dollar, 11 clad quarters, 18 clad dimes and 12 copper pennies. The oldest coin was 1966 and the newest was 2015. Most were found at an average of 3″ with my Garrett AT Pro.”


Found by Rick C.: “Found a pocket watch, a cigar lighter from 1940’s, a hair beret, a car, and a few coins, all about 5-6 inches with my ATPro.”


Found by Jim H.: “Went with Susannah on a C.A.T. callout for a lost gold ring and property stakes. Didn’t find the ring, but found one property stake and we are working on the others and the ring. Meanwhile, I found this engraved earring. On the back it says Roman 12K GF. The GF means gold-filled which by US law must be at least 1/20th gold by weight. The Roman Company was founded in St. Louis by Melvin Roman in 1972. They made good-quality jewelry, but were more widely known for their engraving. The business was sold in 1984. Found with my Fisher F75 at about 3 inches deep.”


Found by Dawn W.: “Silver ring with butterfly sides. First signal of first hole on the club hunt! Found 2 inches deep with Teknetics T2.”


Found by Susannah K.: “Found this silver puzzle ring on the club hunt. I paid for it by getting an extreme case of oak tree mites. About 2 inches down with my XP Deus using the Sifter program.”

Found by Matt G.: Two glass doorknobs. Found 1 inch deep with AT PRO. It is all one piece. Found by crawling under a pine tree. Same place I found a silver dime with my Ace 250. Trade token is the size of a penny, 3 inches deep. It’s not as old as it looks. Huffs Truck stop was at that location in the 50s-60s. It came looking just like that. All I did was dry brush it with a toothbrush and rinse it off once. The metal piece with “Lyric” on it is I believe a part of a knob off a Lyric Radio 1946 Bakelite Model 546T. See the sample pic of 3 knobs next to it.”


Found by Jim H. : “Chauffeur’s badge Missouri 1933 (See newsletter article–ed.), brass tag, gold-plated thingy that looks like a musical note, misc clad. All found 4-6 inches down with Fisher F75.”

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July 2018

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Found by Scott P.: “Quick 4th of July hunt. Some clad + 1917 25 centimes piece. AT Max at 4″ to 6″ down.”


Found by Julie W.: “My first piece of jewelry! [Congrats, Julie!–ed.] A necklace pendant found on the club hunt. Back has BRASS STER with JmC mark. Found 2-3 inches down with a Garrett Ace 400.”


Found by Rich B.: “Here’s a ring straight from the dirt on the club hunt. Thought it might be valuable, but it tested as cosmetic. Has a nick on the band. I’m learning jewelry repair and can use this for a sample. “


Found by Susannah K.: “Found this absolutely gorgeous ring on the club hunt. To say that my heart about jumped out of my chest is an understatement! But there’s just one teensy, tiny little flaw…it’s marked “Avon”. Still pretty though. About a 2-carat cubic zirconia  set in what I think is called their Classic pattern band. Found at 4″ with XP Deus.”


Found by Rob W.: “Coin hoard! Over $4 in clad found on the club hunt in one hole by a tree trunk and roots. Many Canadian quarters in there. Found with Teknectics T2.”

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Found by Lee N.: “A hunt at an old homesite. Found this child’s miniature toy iron, 10 inches deep, using an Ace 250. It is dated from 1890 to 1900. Also used by salesmen of irons, during that period. After one week of soaking in vinegar and brushing, it looks like the one on display at the St. Charles Museum.”

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June 2018

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Found by Lee N.: “Found the items 6 inches deep, using a Ace 250. The war nickel looks like it went in the ground in 1945.”


Found by Rick C.: “Little hunt after work. $1.69 clad, and 2 bracelet charms, no silver. All found 2-4 inches deep with my Ace 250.”

Found by Bill S.: “Stroll-thru-the-park clad coins.
Did you know that Lincoln on the obverse of the one cent coin is the first President to be depicted on a US coin minted for regular circulation? Issued 1909 to commemorate Mr. Lincoln’s 100th birth year.


Found by Eric H.: “Special thanks to Jack Kountz for last month’s presentation on underwater detecting. After that meeting I purchased some used diver shoes, a new two-handle scoop and this is the result of my first underwater hunt. The rings (small one is silver) were found in four feet of water. The most difficult part was submerging my AT Pro for the first time. Once I was neck deep, I forgot about it. What a blast! Thanks again, Jack!”


Found by Scott P.: ” First silver with my AT Max. Shiloh Tn. 1941 half dollar about 4″ down. [Congrats Scott!–ed.]


Found by Kathy C.: “Found $2.27 in clad, a 3-inch magnet, a Tiger Cub Boy Scout slide, a kid’s ring, and a Liz Claiborne zipper pull. All with my RadioShack detector, about 2-6 inches deep.”


Found by Rick C.: “Found $1.41 clad, a Boy Scout Wolf neckerchief slide, a socket for locking lug nuts on a car, a steering wheel off toy tractor, and a pin, all with my Ace250 about 2-6 inches deep.”


Found by Lee N.: “Went out detecting with Tom R., Marvin G. and Russell B., at a pre-Civil War site. Found an 1892 IHP, 5 inches deep, with an ACE 250. Tom R. found an 1853 dime, not pictured, but relinquished to homeowner. I will be relinquishing the IHP, but I wanted to get a pic first. We used the Genevieve Method. The home owner was more excited about the finds than us, so it is good.”


Found by Jim H.: “The older coins were about 7-8 inches down, the newer ones 2 inches. The piece of copper, old bottle, and part of a plate were 8 inches, the small white jar about 7 inches, and the dolphin was swimming on the surface. Found with my Fisher F75.”



Found by Susannah K.: “Have no idea what this is. Had to do a semi-archeological dig to get it all out as it is pretty fragile. Solid copper with various hole sizes. Holes are rimmed. Inside all the copper pieces are what looks to be canvas. You can see the threads in the picture. Any ideas? Found with XP Deus on Deep program about 9″ down.”


Found by Rob W.: “Found these at a school picnic. It’s a great detector that finds $10 bills! The gold-looking coins are actually tokens. Found with Teknetics T2.”


Found by Kathy H.: “Looks like a pocket watch back, part of a miniature figurine, maybe a really old button and the assorted what-not iron and tin and a big hunk of glass!”


Found by Lee N.: “Went out with Russell B., Tom R. and Marvin G., for 3 separate permission digs. Items shown were dug 2-6 inches deep, with my Ace 250.  Actually, we received a fourth permission, which we will schedule.  Most residents want to know what is in their ground.  Just ask, all they can say is no.”


Found by Susannah K.: “Angel’s lost halo, keys to the Kingdom, and the money that Peter robbed to pay Paul.”  Found with my XP Deus on Trash program, 2-7 inches.”

Found by Kathy C.: “Found 69 cents in clad, a toy sheriffs badge, and a silver ring using a Radio Shack detector and found 2-6 inches deep. The ring was under a pull tab.”


Found by Rick C.: “Found 84 cents in clad, a watch piece, a dog tag with our dog’s name on it and a silver earing from Thailand using my Whites TreasureMaster at 2-4 inches deep.”


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May 2018

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Found by Rob W.: “Five 1965 quarters, three 1965 dimes, one 1964 nickel, three wheat pennies that I can’t make out the date. Used Teknetics T2.”

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April 2018

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Found by Scott P.: “Some clad, usual junk, and a sterling ring. Ace 350”


Found by Lee N.: “Went out today with Russell B. and Tom R. to an old school site. Found the following items 4-6 inches deep, using Ace 250.”

Found by Jim H.: “Found another silver! It’s been a good year so far. The 4 pennies under the drawer pull are wheaties from 4 inches deep. The rest were from a spread-out coin spill close by, between 4-5 inches deep. The drawer pull was on top of someone else’s dug plug. I guess they didn’t want it. Used a Fisher F22”


Found by Jim H.: “Found this silver ring and 2 dimes within the first 5 minutes. 3 inches down with Fisher F22.”


Found by Rob W.: “Out on a hunt with wife Dawn and Jim H. Second silver quarter this month. Found with Teknetics T2.”


Found by Scott P.: “First silver this year, first old coin spill. My own back yard, 3 to 4″ deep. Used a Garret Ace 350.”


Found by Jim H.: “Out on a hunt with Susannah K., Rob and Dawn W.  2003 Chevy Cup commemorative pin found 2 inches down with Fisher F22.”


Found by Bill S.: “Things that go boom and a full harmonica reed. Found in the woods on the farm less than 4″ each, using a White’s MX7″


Found by Eric H.: Found with a Garret A/T Pro.  Axes, head stamps, bullets and an arrowhead. Sounds like my kind of crowd!

Found by Jim H.: “Out on a hunt with Susannah K.. It was a good day for both of us.  1941 silver Merc. Found  at 7″ deep with my Fisher F22.”


Found by Susannah K.: “Out with Jim H. today. This is the biggest coin spill I have ever found! 19 wheaties and 7 memorials in one 12″-wide hole, 5″ deep. Wheaties range from the 1930s-1950s. Plus in other spots–2 crud modern pennies, 1 nickel, and 1 dime, plus a silver washed dogtag. Used XP Deus using special program.” 

Found by Lee N.: “Went out for a couple hours, Thursday afternoon, with Tom R, Marvin G. and Russ B..  I got a consistent high signal under a boulder. I used my shovel and lifted the rock and found what looked like a small tin can, but it had a handle. I threw it in my trash bag. When I got home, I observed a hallmark on the bottom. Researched it and found it to be a baby cup, Sterling, made during the 30’s for Tiffany. I straightened it out, cleaned and polished it. I used my Ace 250 detector.”

Found by Rob W.: “Out with my wife and father-in-law. Found a 1961 silver quarter and a penny in the same hole, using Technetics T2”

Found by Bobby L.: “Found this on the last Mystery Hunt. First signal of the day, just a few steps from my truck. Took it to a jeweler. It’s a 14K gold monocle from the 1800s. The glass was in it but fell out when I brought it home. It’s a little bit bigger than a quarter in size. Found with my Whites V3i at 3 inches.”

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